On the one hand, Marvel is coming out with way too many event comics lately. Civil War II was lackluster overall, with a story that moved way too slow for its own good, failing to live up to the “Civil War” name with only one actual big battle between superheroes. We’re in the middle of Inhumans vs. X-Men, and the Monsters Unleashed event is going to start soon too. And yet I read Civil War II, I’m reading IvX and I intend to at least check out Monsters Unleashed. I guess I’m not helping.
The comics I picked up this week include Inhumans vs. X-Men 2, Star Wars Poe Dameron 10, The Mighty Thor 15, All-New Wolverine 16, Supergirl 5, Wonder Woman 14 and Detective Comics 948. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron 10 is fun. Poe and C-3P0 are on a special information gathering mission for the Resistance that’s turning out more dangerous than they first expected, thanks to Agent Terrex of the First Order complicating things. If you like Poe from The Force Awakens, you should check this series out. It takes place before the movie and really expands on what’s going on with the Resistance.
The Mighty Thor 15 is fun. It kicks off a large battle between Asgard and the Shi’ar empire. No idea what’s going on yet, but the ending teaser implies that something weird is going on. This kind of distracts from the main story, but with a story as complex as it’s become, it’s probably better to take a small break from it.
Supergirl 5 is good. After escaping from Cyborg Superman’s perverted version of Argo City, Supergirl arrives on Earth to help fight against her cybernetically altered father and his army of robots. This is mostly an action issue, but with some good drama thrown in to balance everything out. Supergirl fans will likely enjoy this series. Because it balances itself between the TV show and the comic continuity, it’s also worth checking out for those who enjoy the show.
Wonder Woman 14 is decent. Most of this issue is the initial confrontation between Wonder Woman and Ares. The even numbered issues of this series are a retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin story and are worth checking out if that interests you. This issue didn’t feel like anything special though.
I’ve kinda skipped Inhumans V X-Men, so I’m waiting for the new X-Men books to start. At least the second issue of IVX sounds better than the first. I really enjoyed Detective Comics #948, its great to flashback to Batman Womans origin, and it gets me looking forward to her solo series even more. Love the art in this issue as well. Great reviews! Have a fun new comic book day 🙂
IvX was a necessary evil of an issue. It needed to happen, but it wasn’t really satisfying.
Thor was good. Some fun action. We’ll see how the arc goes, though.
Wolverine was great. Really ramps up the tension and drama.